2012 Movies

Movies to be excited for in 2012
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1.
Lockout (2012)
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A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. (95 mins.)
“ Written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), appears to be a fun, cheesy sci-fi action film.

April 13 ” - Papalenin
 
2.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Wes Anderson doing his thing.

May 16 ” - Papalenin
 
3.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (127 mins.)
Director: Rupert Sanders
“ Could be hit or miss.

June 1 ” - Papalenin
 
4.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Riddley Scott doing what he does best.

June 8 ” - Papalenin
 
5.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
“ Could be awesome, could be awful.

June 22 ” - Papalenin
 
6.
Wrong (2012)
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Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while. (94 mins.)
Director: Quentin Dupieux
“ Another surreal film from Quentin Dupieux (Mr. Oizo), the creator of Rubber.

June 27 ” - Papalenin
 
7.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Don't let me down, Nolan. I just hope Tom Hardy's performance as Bane can live up to Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker.

July 20 ” - Papalenin
 
8.
Looper (2012)
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In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ This is from Rian Johnson, the creator of Brothers Bloom and Brick. It's a time traveling mob story.

September 28 ” - Papalenin
 
9.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ Directed by Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run and The International). Sci-fi film about 6 stories set in different times and places and how they are intrinsically tied together.

October 19 ” - Papalenin
 
10.
Skyfall (2012)
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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Hopefully this installation of James Bond lives up to Casino Royale.

November 9 ” - Papalenin
 
11.
Gravity (2013)
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A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ From Alfonso Cuaron, director of Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Children of Men. Seems very 2001: A Space Odyssey-like. Stars George Clooney.

November 21 ” - Papalenin
 
12.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ What needs to be said?

December 14 ” - Papalenin
 
13.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ Quentin Tarantino, spaghetti western.

December 25 ” - Papalenin
 
14.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ Directed by Spielberg, staring Daniel Day-Lewis.

December 2012 ” - Papalenin
 
15.
Upstream Color (2013)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
“ From Carruth, the creator of Primer. Potentially about the dark side of pharmaceuticals. "Romance/Drama/Thriller" (Maybe).

Date currently unknown. ” - Papalenin
 
16.
Twixt (2011)
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A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl... (88 mins.)
“ Technically released in 2011, it was only viewable at film festivals.

Music by Dan Deacon. ” - Papalenin
 
17.
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
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Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune. (110 mins.)
Director: Panos Cosmatos
“ Technically released 2010/2011, it was only viewable in film festivals.

*beep* crazy sci-fi. ” - Papalenin